Ss BrewTech Chronical Fermenter - 1/2 bbl

Ss BrewTech Chronical Fermenter - 1/2 bbl

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Ss Brewtech’s flagship fermenter: The Chronical.  Designed with the same focus on features, flawless construction, and frugal price tag as the BrewBucket, but stepped up in every way!

The Chronical fermentor has a full 60° cone, terminating in a Full Port 1.5” opening, making dumping trub through the included elbow and ball valve a breeze!   Sanitary TIG welded fittings insure years of rustless contamination free brewing!  A Rotating Racking Arm (patent pending) is set halfway up the cone, allowing for the racking of trub free beer, regardless of how high your trub reaches.  

A weldless thermowell allows for easy temperature monitoring and control.  Use a Ranco or Johnson Digital Temperature Controller with the Chronical to dial your fermenter’s temperature in to the degree.  

Lid is easy to remove, and sealed in place with a molded silicone gasket.  Full capacity to the rim of fermentor is 17 gallons, and with domed lid and a blowoff setup (see You Might Also Need section below), ferments can go cleanly!  Laser Etched Gallon Markers inside denote what volume of brew you are working with.  Eight spring-loaded Lid Clamps hold the lid in place, confirming that your Chronical is airtight, and can be pressurized to 5 PSI for easy transfers (see You Might Also Need Section below for our CO2 Adapter with Pressure Gauge).

Sturdy Stainless Legs keep your beer off the ground, and allow for clean and easy access to racking and dump valves.  We mentioned these legs are sturdy, and we meant it.  They are designed to hold the weight of multiple Chronicals, stacked on top of each other!  

An expansive features list like this normally carries an equally hefty price tag, but the Chronical is designed with economics in mind.  At under $600, this piece of fermenting beauty is a steal for the quality and features included.  Look forward to new products and great deals to come from Ss Brewtech and MoreBeer!


  •     Certified Food Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction.
  •     Patent Pending Stainless Steel Rotating Racking Arm.
  •     17 Gallon Capacity (w/o lid).
  •     60° cone for clean yeast harvesting.
  •     1.5” Tri Clamp bottom with Elbow and 3 piece Ball Valve.
  •     Stackable design minimizes footprint and maximizes ferment space!
  •     Molded Silicone Gasket for airtight Lid seal. 
  •     Eight Spring-Loaded Lid Clamps hold Lid in place.
  •     Silicone Stopper with Hole (Airlock not included)
  •     Pressurizeable to 5 PSI for Transfers.
  •     Volume Markers inside for easy volume assessment.
  •     TIG Sanitary Welds - Easy to Clean, Long-lasting!
  •     38" Height x 18" Width.
Item # FE815
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Weight 43 LBS
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Look sweet!!
David G on Mar 2, 2022
Upgrade my brewery, great deal
Robert H on Mar 14, 2021
Look sweet!!
David G on Mar 2, 2022
SS looks best to me, we'll see!
Raleigh james A on Sep 9, 2021
Upgrade my brewery, great deal
Robert H on Mar 14, 2021
To make compost tea
Robert B on Oct 24, 2020
Perfect size. Able to fill a 1/2 bbl keg at once, and also handle this size fermenter during wash/rinse/sani by hand.
Susan F on May 18, 2019
The volume of this unit seems to be unique among other offerings. It will allow me to ferment a 15gal batch, which is an uncommon volume but one that suits the needs of my small brew club.
PHILIP SHARKEY I on Apr 6, 2019
my hubby has been drooling over this for 6 months
SANDY B on Feb 16, 2019
we have a 1/2 barrel pilot system
Joshua L on Feb 20, 2018
SS looks best to me, we'll see!
Raleigh james A on Sep 9, 2021
To make compost tea
Robert B on Oct 24, 2020
Hello. Does anyone know how thick the walls of this fermenter are?
Stefan Mueller on Nov 9, 2020

4.9 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love it
Way better than plastic pails, holds more, easy to clean, upright at my level (with leg extensions).
e around. I like it so much I bought a second one last night!
Easy to use and mov
May 11, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These rock
Clearly on the cutting edge of the home brew hobby. You will never go wrong with SS Brew Tech.
- Hullabaloo Brew
July 26, 2018
over 4 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey! Thanks Hullabaloo!
August 1, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
High quiality product! It feels like your brewing like a pro with this fermenter. Great option to improve on your homebrewing equipment.
Homebrewing like a pro
Homebrewing like a pro
January 30, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Exceptional for the Price Point!
I have several of these fermenters; some upgraded with coil and jacket while others purchased outright in SS BrewTech's BrewMaster edition.

All have proven to be exceptional units - especially so and when attached to my glycol system and through Brite Tank pairing. They've absolutely proven their worth in product output consistency and ease of use/cleaning. No longer am I restricted by my gear/setup; definitely not by my BrewTech fermenters. My limitations are now purely in my ability alone (lack thereof? ;-D ).

SS BrewTech's conicals are well worth the money spent and... exceptional for the price point!
July 11, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
game changer
must have at least 1 of these,sweet!!Ftss system works like a charm.Love it
October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
I now have 3 of these and 2 blichmanns that I paid twice the price. These are not as heavy to pick up to clean. Seems to work just as well. If you have the extra money the blichmann with leg extensions and wheels and extender to do 20 gallon batches is awesome! I have not yet put leg extensions and wheels on the SS yet. If you want to brew more then 10 gallons BUY IT !!!!!
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
why did I wait so long to buy this
I have spent hundreds of dollars on fermenters since I began brewing, I should have just bought one of these from the beginning.
All parts are high quality. Don't forget to clean everything before you use it. It came with pretty much everything you need for one low price. The only thing I bought was a bushing 3/4 to 1/2 inch, then I had some 1/2 inch barbs lying around. It even came with a silicone bung.
May 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Product For The Money
Decided that stainless steel conical would be better than glass carboys, turned out to be one of my best investments in my brewing equipment. Love having a dump & racking valves and hardware that connects using trip claps. Only things I would like to see improved are stronger lid clamps (leaks at 1.5~2 psi), lid gasket that fits and stays in place better and a built in sight glass so that you can see the levels inside for when transferring to kegs. Overall great product for 1/3 the price of products from competitors.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
From plastic to professional
I purchased this after 10 years of fermenting in plastic buckets. The fermenter is durable, the dump valve makes trub dumps and yeast capture easy. The racking arm is simple to operate making transfers to a keg simple. Cleaning is a breeze when using clean in place products. Assembly and disassembly of all of the valves and gaskets is simple as well. I plan on purchasing another one soon.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
It's well constructed, very straight forward and easy to use. The shipment was very fast and well protected. With the capacity to upgrade to a Temp control system (FTSS) it's just perfect for me. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a conical fermenter.
February 18, 2015